Ahmad al KhatibUd player Ahmad Al Khatib was born in Jordan in 1974, to a Palestinian refugee family. He was mentored by the Palestinian Ahmad Abdel Qasem, before he studied cello at the Jordanian Yarmouk University. After graduating he moved to Ramallah in Palestine, where he joined the Oriental music department at Edward Said National Conservatory. In 2002, Al-Khatib was forced to leave Palestine due to the political situation. He settled in Sweden, where he studied methodology at the University of Gothenburg.

In 2005 he released his first solo CD "Sada" and produced a series of instructional books on the Ud instrument including transcriptions of Arabic classics. Al-Khatib performs regularly in Europe and the Middle East. His most recent project is a Double Duo with UK-based Ud player Khyam Allami in addition to percussionists Youssef Hbeisch  and Andrea Piccioni.